Maine Forest Service Chapter 25 "Chop and Drop" Rulemaking Announced

Bureau / Program: Maine Forest Service

Date: August 29, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM
Event Type: Public Meeting/Hearing

The Maine Forest Service Chapter 25 rule sets forth standards for placing large wood into stream channels for the purpose of fisheries enhancement. It also provides a more streamlined review process for projects overseen by licensed foresters and fisheries biologists by removing a requirement to obtain a Natural Resources Protection Act (NRPA) permit.

The current rule is based largely on standards adopted by the state of Oregon. Proposed amendments to this rule include altering appropriate tree diameter and loading rate to better reflect tree availability and sizing in Maine. An online public hearing regarding these amendments is scheduled for August 29, 2022 at 9:00AM.

Please follow the link below to join the public hearing on this date:


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